Laura Allen

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Laura Allen
Born (1974-03-21) March 21, 1974 (age 44)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Alma mater Wellesley College
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000 – present
Spouse(s)
Bruce Weyman (m. 2006)
Children 2
Website lauraallen.net

Laura Allen (born March 21, 1974)[1] is an American actress. She starred as Lily Tyler during the first two seasons of the USA Network show The 4400.

Personal life[edit]

Allen was born in Portland, Oregon,[1] the daughter of Julie and David Allen.[2] She grew up on Bainbridge Island, Washington,[1] as the middle child of three sisters: older Jennifer (Jenny) and younger Lindsay. She attended Wellesley College as a Sociology major and graduated in 1996. She worked with the NYPD as a domestic violence counselor[3] before pursuing acting.

She and Bruce Weyman married at the Relais Palazzo del Capitano in Pienza, Italy, on September 23, 2006. They have two sons.[4]

Career[edit]

Allen first established her career portraying Laura Kirk-English DuPres on the soap opera All My Children from 2000–02, taking over the role from Lauren Roman who originated the role in 1995–98. After departing AMC, Allen went on to play Susan Delacorte in Mike Newell's Mona Lisa Smile co-starring with Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst and Julia Stiles. She later starred in USA Network's hit series, The 4400. She played the role of Lily Tyler. However, her character was written out of the show before its third season. She did reprise the role of Lily Tyler in 2007 in the fourth season of The 4400 for one episode.[5]

In 2006, Allen was a guest star on House M.D. in the episode "All In", as Sarah, the mother of a sick 6-year-old boy. She was also a guest star in the season 2 episode of Criminal Minds "Open Season" as the victim of two serial killers and alongside Cynthia Nixon in the 2007 season premiere of Law & Order: SVU. She starred as Julia Mallory in the first season of the FX drama series Dirt. Her character was a Hollywood heroin addict. She also appeared as a former love interest of Major Owen Hunt on the ABC's Grey's Anatomy in 2009. Other recent projects include the thrillers Hysteria, From Within and The Collective, and Old Dogs with John Travolta and Robin Williams. She has played regular characters in two television series: Katie Nichols in Terriers in 2010 and Hannah Britten in Awake in 2012. 2014 portrayed Meg[6] alongside side Eli Roth, Peter Stormare and Elizabeth Whitmere,[7] in the American horror film Clown.[8] She also portrayed Linda Kessler in the Drama thriller film Nanny Cam.[9]

In May 2016, Allen guest starred in the thirteenth episode of the first season of Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, titled "Paper Orphans". She played Emily Wagner, the mother of a young girl that was kidnapped in Haiti.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 A Tale of Two Limo Girl Short film
2003 Mona Lisa Smile Susan Delacorte
2005 How You Look to Me Jane Carol Webb
2008 From Within Trish
2008 The Collective Clare
2009 Old Dogs Kelly
2010 Cherry Linda
2010 Hysteria Erin
2013 Red Car Marilyn Short film
2014 Clown Meg McCoy
2014 Nanny Cam Linda Kessler
2018 The Tale Young Nettie
2018 Unspeakable Marie Deguire Short

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2000 The Street Jennifer "Pilot"
2000–01 All My Children Laura English Recurring role
2004 Cold Case Vanessa Prosser "Late Returns"
2004 North Shore Monique "More"
2004 Sucker Free City Samantha Wade Television movie
2004–05, 2007 The 4400 Lily Tyler Main role (seasons 1-2)
2006 House Sarah Alston "All In"
2007 Criminal Minds Bobbi Baird "Open Season"
2007 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Cass Magnall "Alternate"
2007–08 Dirt Julia Mallory Main role
2009 Grey's Anatomy Beth Whitman "Beat Your Heart Out", "Before and After"
2009 CSI: Miami Sondra Moore "Dissolved"
2010 Terriers Katie Nichols Main role
2012 Awake Hannah Britten Main role
2013 Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives Alison Dunn Television movie
2013–14 Ravenswood Rochelle Matheson Recurring role
2014 NCIS: New Orleans Katherine Wilson "Watch Over Me"
2015 Suits Annabelle Specter "Hitting Home", "Faith"
2016 Most Wanted Olivia Unsold TV pilot
2016 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Emily Wagner "Paper Orphans"
2017 American Horror Story: Cult Rosie "Neighbors from Hell", "Holes"
2017 Wisdom of the Crowd Det. Shelly Walsh "Clear History"
2018 9-1-1 Marcy Nash "Point of Origin"
2018 Hap and Leonard Officer Reynolds Recurring role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Baker, Jeff (April 28, 2014). "18 actors you (maybe) didn't know were from Portland". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. Retrieved February 15, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Profile of Laura Allen at". Filmreference.com. March 21, 1974. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Bio". Lauraallen.net. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Profile in ''People Magazine''". People.com. January 14, 2013. Retrieved January 14, 2014. 
  5. ^ Lee, Patrick. "What Happened To 4400's Lily?". Archived from the original on July 15, 2006. Retrieved December 11, 2006. 
  6. ^ Med (Laura Allen)
  7. ^ Clown
  8. ^ Eli Roth’s Clown stars Peter Stormare, Eli Roth, Laura Allen, and Elizabeth Whitmere
  9. ^ Nanny Cam - MarVista Entertainment Archived February 13, 2015, at the Wayback Machine.

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